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Audio-Technica ATH-M40FS Studiophones

by Audio Technica
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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  • Audio Technica ATH M40FS Studio Headphones
  • Flat, extended frequency response for mixing/monitoring
  • Field-replaceable cables, drivers and ear pads
  • Earpieces rotate 180º to permit one-ear monitoring
  • FREE Audio Technica branded bag while stocks last
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Audio-Technica ATH-M40FS Studiophones + Adaptor 3.5mm stereo plug to 6.3mm stereo socket - all metal + 6.35mm Stereo Socket To 3.5mm Jack Plug Adaptor
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  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 9.7 x 25.7 cm ; 249 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 5 Kg
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  • Item model number: AUD ATHM40FS
  • ASIN: B0002D03ZW
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 4 July 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Product Description

Audio Technica ATH-M40 studio Monitoring Headphones.With their flat frequency response, these premium professional studiophones are ideal for studio monitoring.Superior components provide very high SPL capabilities while maintaining exceptional clarity of sound. Exterior design features include sturdy strain-relief cable and comfortable circumaural earpieces that can be rotated 180 degrees to permit one-ear monitoring. The studiophones utilize 40-millimetre drives with neodymium magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils for lowest mass. . The ATH-M40 is equipped with an 11-foot cable terminated in a standard ¼-inch connector. This field-serviceable model allows elements, cables, and earpads to be replaced in the field if needed. Enhanced bass response for low-frequency sound sources..  - Rotating earpieces for easy one-ear monitoring .  - Closed-back dynamic  - Driver Diameter - 40 mm Magnet - Neodymium .  - Voice Coil - Copper-clad aluminum wire  - Frequency Response - 30 - 28,000 Hz .  - Maximum Input Power - 1,600 mW at 1 kHz  - Sensitivity - 102 dB .  - Impedance - 66 ohms  - Weight - 8.8 oz (250 g) without cable .  - Cable - 11' (3.4 m); OFC litz wire, left-side exit  - Connector - 1/4" (6.3 mm) jack plug . . ....

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WHOA! 13 July 2012
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As an artist on a tight budget, sometimes one has to make compromises. One such compromise that I've made previously is that I've never owned any serious reference monitors. I've always done the best I can to adapt to the deficiencies of the hardware available. The only studio-phones I've owned before now were a pair of Behringer HPS5000s. Although they served their purpose, the response was certainly NOT flat. They also were uncomfortable, and didn't withstand rough treatment by my kids at all.

This set from Audio-Technica blows the Behringer phones out of the water. Yes, they cost 3-4 times as much. That's why I never bought them (or similar) in the past. But bear in mind that a comparable pair from most other manufacturers (e.g. Sennheiser) will cost even more. They're comfortable, durable, user-serviceable, and most importantly of all have a FLAT response. This was easily tested by running a frequency sweep through them. I can see them lasting me a long time.

If you're not a musician or music producer, why might you want to buy these headphones? The answer is, if you have ever wanted to hear a track (or movie) as the editor/producer heard it. You can pump The Carpenters' "Close to You" through them, and you can hear exactly where every instrument is in the wide stereo mix. Then contrast with ABBA's "Dancing Queen", with their intense Wall of Sound making you feel like you're in the middle of an orchestra on crack. Compare Ronan Keating's take on "Fairytale of New York" with the original, and realise just how different they are. Standard consumer headsets are intended to make everything sound roughly the same, to appeal to the average acoustic palate.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars INCREDIBLE 5 Oct 2011
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These headphones are easily the best ive experienced, the high notes, bass,durability, overall sound and volume, so very good!!!!, am well pleased, i didnt know what i was missing. RECOMMENDED!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Budget Headphones for Professionals 9 Jun 2011
These were rated the No 1 budget headphones you can mix with, these are not meant for listening pleasure, not that they don't sound nice, but if you're looking for heavy bass, buy beats by dre! These are flat typically for monitoring, they're not gorgeous, but they really are quite truthful and extremely comfy, seriously recommended for pros on a budget!

I've been using these headphones for a week, i just finished treating my room with bass traps and absorbers, what really amazed me was how very similar my studio monitors and these headphones now sound. I did an 8 hour audio post final mix overnight with the headphones, the final mix was very good indeed, my client was blown away completely, no ear fatigue, no aches on my head or ears. Forget about these being pro budget headphones, they're good period!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good price\quality ratio 28 Aug 2011
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These are my first Headphones and all I can say is they are very good, sturdy and sound quite well considering the price. The only downside is a hot feeling on your ears after 30 minutes of usage, but nothing the average person can`t tolerate. I use them mainly for bass guitar practicing at home and it almost seems I am playing a different way since I can hear every detail in the sound and therefore improve my technique to achieve a clean sound.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent headphones with flat response design 8 Nov 2012
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I bought these headphones to use on a kindle streaming in high bandwidth from spotify. They sound excellent. Good volume, nice flat response, you hear music how the producer intended without the colouration, booming bass, harmonics etc. that some people like, each to their own, I like a flat response. These headphones are excellent value and are significantly better sound quality than my older Sennheisers that cost more. These are also closed and are very good at keeping the music in your ears without irritating others and keeping others noises from irritating you. They are very comfortable and light. You need an adapter to plug into the kindle or ipad. Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flat response - perfect for home studio 3 Dec 2013
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These are comfortable to wear and they seem well-made. But best of all, the sound quality is first rate - you don't want any additional bass response for listening back to recorded material. These headphones are a good back up for your studio monitors because they seem to just deliver the captured sound with precision - and they don't cost £500.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I was looking for a reasonably priced pair of headphones and decided to view products with the most feedback and rating.

I would highly recommend these headphones if you produce music and want to listen to your tracks on a professional level, without any enhancement, to get a true-to-production listening on your tracks.
It fits comfortably over your head and even adjusts to your size, and can also block out some sound outside of the headphones.

Tip: if you're buying headphones in hope to create music for the first time, then do some research. In fact, research a LOT. Research everything: the soft and hardware's of your computer, your digital audio workstation (music producing software), your knowledge, how tough it really is to produce music theoretically, practically and technologically.

Don't be put off by that slightly pessimistic tip, though. It's just to prepare you for the world of music production, and it WILL save you a lot of time and money if you research everything before you buy.

I really wouldn't suggest buying something that doesn't say "flat response" within the title of the product.
This is because if you make music through a bass or any frequency enhanced pair of headphones, then when you listen to the track on another pair, on some monitors or even in your car, then it will not sound like it did when making it. You'll have to consider the factors of what you're listening through, where you are when listening, what sort of wiring is used especially; all things scientific. But in any case, and all you need to know is: always buy a pair of "flat response" headphones, because the frequencies will be adjusted to 0dB with no sort of equalisation.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful sound
I bought these for my home studio, for mixing and mastering when I've subjected my neighbours to enough of my monitors.

The sound quality is stunning. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Martin Smith
2.0 out of 5 stars Broken
Good flat headphones...Hear everything...but they broke after 2 months...id probably stay clear from AT unless i see there built to last..
Published 5 months ago by Daphne
5.0 out of 5 stars A1 Product
Truly excellent product. I use it for listening to my bass guitar and it is staggeringly better than my other headphones. Read more
Published 5 months ago by D. M. Sang
5.0 out of 5 stars Hear your music properly
Crystal clear sound and very comfortable to wear. Whether your a music lover or a music producer/DJ you'll love these headphones for their powerful bass and punchy trebles. Read more
Published 6 months ago by jim gavrovski
4.0 out of 5 stars Good headphones
I'm not much of an audiophile, but these are definitely a good quality pair as far as I can tell. Maybe a little less comfortable for those with larger ears, but it's not a massive... Read more
Published 6 months ago by John Dent
4.0 out of 5 stars Very sturdy and good sound
Bought these to use with my recent purchase of a home recording studio. They are very good, and I particularly like the fact that they have a full size 1/4 inch Jack, so no adaptor... Read more
Published 6 months ago by A Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars headphones
they arrived earlier than expected just a great buy fantastic value for money would certainly recommend this company to my friends and family
Published 9 months ago by stuart lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Perfect
I bought these to use professionally in a recording studio &, having given a little time to test, I would now like to recommend them to anyone looking for accurately flat response... Read more
Published 16 months ago by My Humble Opinion
5.0 out of 5 stars Great headphones for mixing
Love these headphones. I make music using a DAW and needed a good but not expensive set of monitor headphones. Read more
Published 16 months ago by I. Stanbridge
5.0 out of 5 stars Just a great bit of kit
Been using these in my home studio for a couple of weeks now and have to say I'm very impressed.
They are well made - feel light but with a solid condstuction - I find them... Read more
Published 16 months ago by DAVID BEESTON
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